Find out what all happened in the first half of the 8. century

In the Battle of the Zab, the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty. (25. January 750)

Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang Dynasty. (22. February 705)

Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era. (26. February 747. BC)

Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid. (21. March 717)

Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope. (25. March 708)

Theodosios III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy. (25. March 717)

Dagobert III is crowned King of the Franks (23. April 711)

Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus). (29. April 711)

Pope Gregory II is elected. (19. May 715)

Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse. (9. June 721)

In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an. (2. July 706)

Umayyad conquest of Hispania: Battle of Guadalete – Umayyad forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by King Roderic. (19. July 711)

Arab–Byzantine wars: Maslamah ibn Abd al-Malik begins the Second Arab Siege of Constantinople, which will last for nearly a year. (15. August 717)

Arab–Byzantine wars: Raising of the Second Arab Siege of Constantinople. (15. August 718)

Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708). (29. August 708)

Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne. (26. September 715)

Battle of the Baggage: Turgesh drive back an Umayyad invasion of Khuttal, follow them south of the Oxus and capture their baggage train. (30. September 737)

Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, the leader of the Franks, Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is killed during the battle. (10. October 732)

Saracen invasion of Sardinia. (27. October 710)

Battle of Marj Ardabil: The Khazars annihilate an Umayyad army and kill its commander, al-Jarrah ibn Abdallah al-Hakami. (9. December 730)

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